Union day of action in March 2011
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Minister Francis Maude urges '15-minute strike'

The government has suggested public sector workers planning to strike over pension changes stage a "token" walkout lasting just 15 minutes.

With pension negotiations ongoing, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude suggested "token action" on 30 November meant workers could avoid losing pay.

The union Unison called the government proposal a "PR gimmick".

The BBC's Iain Watson reports.

  • 12 Nov 2011
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